THE UNITED METHODIST ASSOCIATION: The Gateway to EAGLE
The work of UMA is based on the following foundational Wesleyan tenets:
- The world is our parish.
- We should strive for perfection.
- We should maintain disciplined connectional fellowship to study, reflect, pray, share, and hold each other accountable for our missions and ministry as United Methodist faith-based communities.
We have a responsibility to address the physical, emotional, social, economic, and spiritual needs of the people we serve and those employees and volunteers who serve them.
“The world is my parish.” John Wesley
UMA represents more than 380 health and welfare ministries that provide loving care in the name of Christ and the Church. Through 1,555 locations across the nation, 354,000 employees serve more than 32 million persons annually. Services are provided regardless of race, color, creed, national origin, gender, disability, veteran status or religious affiliation. The UMA family provides more than $2 billion in charitable care each year.
UMA Mission Statement
In the name of the United Methodist church, the mission of the United Methodist Association is to improve the quality of life for those served by UMA members, to expand the footprint of service to those in need, and to lead the setting of standards of service through the EAGLE program.